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Draft plan made public for former paper mill site

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 11 2013 07:23:02 AM MDT
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

 The company that bought the former Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. paper mill site in Frenchtown has released a draft land use plan as it moves ahead with redevelopment ideas.
    
The Missoulian reports that M2Green Redevelopment wants to include about 1,500 acres of open space, two access spots to the Clark Fork River, and more than 500 acres of housing.
    
The company released the plan Friday for its Frenchtown Technology and Industrial Center.
    
The site contains more than 3,000 acres that the plan has divided into three study areas. Those are open space, agricultural and residential, and commercial and industrial.
    
Ray Stillwell represents the ownership group. He says the plan is a starting point for potential new uses of the property that for decades was the site of paper mill.